Brigitte de Cuyper
Brigitte worked for 5 years for the “Somme 1916 Museum” in Albert. She lived in the UK for 26 years and brings passion and knowledge to the battlefields she grew up on.
English, French Canadian
Cory has worked on The Battlefield Tours as a guide since 2017. His most notable tours include Passchendaele 100 & the Vimy 100 FS Indigenous Veterans tour.
Joel started collecting artefacts in the Groningen region of the Netherlands when he was 12 years old - now he guides & lectures throughout the local area.
Meeting a Great War veteran in the late 90s changed her life and reignited her love of history.
Hearing personal stories from these men brought an insight into their lives as they coped with trench
warfare and they brought history to life.
In 1999 this passion took Diane and her husband Vic to move to the heart of the hauntingly beautiful
Somme battlefields where they opened a B&B and began to conduct battlefield tours. Their location is
on the former 1916 front line which was attacked on 1 st July 1916. Her tours always include stories
from the veterans she knew and she stood with as they described on the ground what happened to
them during the Great War.
One particular fascination is the research of a soldier to find out his history of where he served and to
try to pinpoint his location in battle especially his last known location before becoming a casualty.
Family history is a special interest.
Diane’s tours take her mainly to the Somme, Artois region and Flanders in Belgium.
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